|Born||Peter Malcolm de Brissac Dickinson|
16 December 1927
Livingstone, Northern Rhodesia
|Died||16 December 2015 (aged 88)|
Winchester, Hampshire, England
|Education||Eton College (1941–46)|
|Alma mater||King's College, Cambridge (1948–51)|
|Genre||Crime fiction, children's novels and picture books|
|Notable awards||Horn Book Award |
Dickinson won the annual Carnegie Medal from the Library Association for both Tulku (1979) and City of Gold (1980), each being called as the year's outstanding children's book by a British subject. Through 2012 he is one of seven writers to win two Carnegies; no one has won three.
For his contributions as a children's writer Dickinson was a finalist for the Hans Christian Andersen Medal in 2000.